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Chippewa Lake Park owner Parker Beach (1905-1992) discusses the sale of the Medina County resort for $1.5 million in 1969. He arrived at the park as an infant and left as a senior citizen. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
Parker Beach rides his show horse Barney at Chippewa Lake Park in 1963. Beach served as the annual marshal of the Fourth of July parade at the amusement park. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)